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Rapley, Prof. Christopher Graham locked

CBE 2003; PhD

Born 8 April 1947; s of Ronald Rapley and Barbara Helen Rapley (née Stubbs); m 1970, Norma Khan; twin d

Professor of Climate Science, University College London, since 2009


Jesus Coll., Oxford (BA Hons Physics 1969; MA 1974; four shooting half blues); Manchester Univ. (MSc Radio Astronomy 1970); UCL (PhD X-ray Astronomy 1976)


Prof. of Remote Sensing Sci., UCL, 1991–97; Director: British Antarctic Survey, 1998–2007; Science Museum, 2007–10. Fellow: St Edmund’s Coll., Cambridge, 1999–; UCL, 2008–. Exec. Dir, Internat. Geosphere-Biosphere Prog., Royal Swedish Acad. of Scis, 1994–97; Chm., ICSU Planning Gp, 2003–04, Mem., Jt Cttee, 2005–, for Internat. Polar Year 2007–08; Sen. Vis. Scientist, NASA Jet Propulsion Lab., 2006–; Chairman: UCL Communicating Climate Sci. Policy Commn, 2012–14; London Climate Change Partnership, 2013–; UCL Communicating Climate Sci. Policy Commn II, 2017–. Pres., Internat. Scientific Cttee on Antarctic Res., 2006–08 (Vice Pres., 2000–04); Member: Earth Sci. Adv. Council, ESA, 2000–01; UK Deleg., Governing Council, ESF, 2000–03; Global Envmtl Res. Cttee, Royal Soc., 2007–; ESA Dir Gen’s High Level Sci. Policy Adv. Cttee, 2013–16 (Chm., 2014–16). Vis. Prof., Imperial Coll. London, 2009–. Hon. Professor: UCL, 1998; UEA, 1999–. Mem., Adv. Council, Winston Churchill Meml Trust, 2008–10, 2013–. MAE 2010. Hon. DSc: Bristol, 2008; UEA, 2010–. Edinburgh Science Medal, Edinburgh Internat. Sci. Fest., 2008


more than 240 res. papers on space astronomy, Earth remote sensing, climate change, earth system sci., sci. communication


digital photography


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